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AirTran Airways Brings Back Florida Service From Akron-Canton, Ohio
-- Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz and Comedian Mark Malkoff Celebrate New Flights to
ORLANDO, Fla., June 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- - Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz and Comedian Mark Malkoff Celebrate New Flights to Fort Lauderdale and Ft. Myers with Tarmac Tailgate -

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced nonstop service between Akron-Canton Airport and two popular vacation destinations in Florida, Fort Lauderdale and Ft. Myers. AirTran Airways will offer flights to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport four times per week and flights to Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers five times per week initially and then daily beginning in mid November.

Comedian Mark Malkoff, who has spent the month of June living on AirTran Airways planes, will be in attendance to celebrate the new flights, along with Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz. Munoz will also help advance Mark's fledgling football career at a mini training camp and tailgate party right on the airport ramp.

"This return of more Florida service complements AirTran Airways' existing popular year-round flights from Northeast Ohio to Orlando and Tampa," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. "With our Gogo(R) Inflight Internet service and XM Satellite Radio, travelers can sit back and relax just as they would on the beach, en route to some of Florida's most popular vacation spots."

"We are so pleased that AirTran Airways has brought back service to Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale, both popular destinations for Northeast Ohio sun seekers," said Rick McQueen, president & CEO of Akron-Canton Airport "With nonstop flights to four Florida cities on AirTran Airways, getting to 'sunsational' leisure destinations is easier than ever. Travelers will love the simplicity of flying from Canton and will love the affordable fares, too."

"As AirTran Airways continues to expand its route network, I get to travel and experience more than ever before, like hanging out with pro football star Anthony Munoz," said Mark Malkoff. "Since AirTran Airways is currently outfitting all of their planes with Wi-Fi, I also get to stay connected with family and friends even at 35,000 ft."

The following nonstop flights between Akron-Canton, Ohio, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be available beginning November 4, 2009:

             Nonstop Service Between Akron-Canton and Fort Lauderdale

    From                  To         Flight   Departs     Arrives    Frequency
    ----                  --         ------   -------     -------    ---------
    Akron-Canton    Fort Lauderdale   1239    12:25 p.m.  3:15 p.m.  Mon, Wed,
                                                                     Fri, Sun
    Fort Lauderdale   Akron-Canton    1238     9:00 a.m. 11:50 a.m.  Mon, Wed,
                                                                     Fri, Sun

The following nonstop flights between Akron-Canton, Ohio, and Fort Myers, Fla., will be available beginning November 4, 2009:

                Nonstop Service Between Akron-Canton and Ft. Myers

         From           To        Flight    Departs    Arrives   Frequency
         ----           --        ------    -------    -------   ---------
    Akron-Canton    Fort Myers     1415     8:00 a.m.  10:34 a.m.  Daily**
    Ft. Myers      Akron-Canton    1418     6:18 p.m.   8:53 p.m.  Daily**

**Akron-Canton to Ft. Myers will not operate on Tues or Wed through Nov 18

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI) and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years. The airline offers coast-to-coast flights on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet with Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com.

    Media Contacts:  AirTran Airways
    Christopher White
    Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas
    678.254.7442

SOURCE AirTran Airways


http://www.airtran.com
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